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Android is Google’s mobile operating system, launched in September 2008, although its history technically began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007.

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Xiaomi demos 80W wireless charging that can fill 4,000mAh battery in just 19 minutes

Fast-charging tech has become a battleground in recent years as speeds and battery sizes have ballooned. Xiaomi is fighting back against the likes of Oppo and OnePlus with the announcement of more efficient 80W wireless charging that can top up a 4,000mAh cell in just 19 minutes.

Android Stories October 16

The as-yet-unreleased PS5 already supports PS Remote Play on Android

Gaming fans might be highly anticipating the launch of the PS5 — which is still nearly a month away. In preparation, Sony has already updated the PS Remote Play app on Android to support PS5 console game-streaming to your smartphone.

Android Stories October 15

Photoshop Camera v1.10 update adds support for multiple lenses, more

As a sort of alternative to Google’s own GCAM, Adobe Photoshop leverages AI and computational photography techniques to help you put a spin on your photos. After a long time with no updates, the v1.10 build of Photoshop Camera is now rolling out with some sensible additions.

Android Stories October 13

SwiftKey beta can now follow your Android system theme

While likely not the powerhouse keyboard it once was, the latest SwiftKey is still a solid third-party keyboard. It has improved yet again as the SwiftKey beta is now able to follow your device system theme automatically thanks to the latest beta update.

Android Stories October 12

Android Studio 4.1 now available w/ Database Inspector, integrated emulator, more

Google has released an update to Android Studio version 4.1, bringing a new Database Inspector tool, some improvements to Material Design, and a more deeply integrated Android Emulator.

At this point in time, you just don’t need a flagship to get a good everyday Android experience. With initiatives like Android One, Android Go, and Google’s own step into the affordable market, Google has made mid-range and even low-range devices even more usable and enticing than ever. With so many options littering the market nowadays, it’s hard to tell which devices are even worth your time. Let’s dig through and get to know some of the best affordable Android phones you can buy, as of October 2020.

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